Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry
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My weekend was pretty good, all in all. Saturday I woke up around 12:30, and prepared for the long day ahead on the bike. I had a vague idea of how long it would be, but nothing precise. MapBlast put the estimate of the trip length around 75 km (46.6 mi). So just before 2 PM, I set off. Following Route 366 up to Freeville, I then took 38 south through Dryden (where I ate) to Richford, and then 79 west back to Ithaca. The actual distance was 71.27 km (44.29 mi). And boy, did I feel it. I frequently had to stop on the climbs due to exhaustion. There were a couple of climbs where I couldn't go two hundred meters without stopping again. And the trip as a whole was slow - the overall average speed was 21.41 km/h. I think this had something to do with the brakes. The brake problem could have come about when I changed the back tire in the middle of June. But there was also contact between the front wheel and its brake. I tried to correct this in Richford, but I ended up loosening the cable too much. While the wheel turned freely, this became a problem upon my return to Ithaca, where I had to use my brakes a lot more. I'll continue looking at the brake in the days ahead.

Also, in the mail, I got several interesting things. One was a nice note from Cornell Women's Lacrosse, thanking me and the station for all the coverage we gave them. I thought of the article I wrote for 14850 Magazine about the team, that coach Graap probably doesn't know about yet. (Well, I don't know when it will appear either, but I have been told that the next issue goes to press early this week.) Another thing I got was an EZ-Pass, primarily for tolls on NYC bridges (though it also works on the Thruway). It came in an envelope with Lance Armstrong on it, which I liked immensely. Of course, with the Tour de France starting this weekend, Lance will be in the headlines once again as he goes for his third straight victory. I have no doubt he'll get it.

When I got home, I took a bath. I needed to soak my badly aching body. In fact, there is still a mild pain in my legs as I write this. But the bath was very relaxing. Then I just hung out for a while. Being alone in my house, and not knowing what else there was to do, I just chilled out.

I awoke today around 2:30 PM. Today was a pretty nondescript day. Sports Roundup went well, I was able to easily fill the time with talk of baseball. This time, I managed to get out on time. After that I came home. And I chilled again. But Chris did come home tonight. At least I'm not alone in the house anymore, as I have been for the last week. Neither of us has any idea when Becky will be back. She's searching for a job in Philadelphia, so she could be back "tomorrow or two weeks from now," according to Chris.

This week should be a good one, especially with Alumni Hockey and the staff summer picnic at the end of it. Also, I think I need to get a haircut. I either have to do this before work during the week or on Saturday. Translation: it has to be done on Saturday.

And I still have to determine when Andy Noel will be on my show. It will be interesting to see what Chris' reaction will be when I tell him I'm trying to book Noel, who is reviled my many in the CU Pep Band for his repression of expression in Lynah Rink.

Stay tuned...
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